Unearthing cinematic gems can be a nostalgic experience for many. Despite some excellent and not-so-good pieces in the mix, the opportunity to revisit films should not be wasted. Here are 12 titles shared by online cinephiles that you’ve probably forgotten about.
1. Kung Pow! Enter the Fist (2002)
This comedy action is a hilarious parody of Hong Kong action cinema, targeting Tiger & Crane Fists (1976). For one fan, it was one of those movies they watched with their brother an absurd number of times as kids. “We still quote it fairly often.”
2. Existenz (1999)
Many have forgotten this 1999 sci-fi film about people’s interaction with virtual reality. Written by Cronenberg and starring Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Willem Dafoe, “What’s not to like?” wonders one. “It’s great. And it’s the best Jennifer Jason Leigh has ever looked,” comments another.
3. After Hours (1985)
According to a member, this indie film is one of Scorsese’s more comedic films. Somehow, it always seems forgotten, but viewers find it a delightful watch with a great premise and incredible characters.
4. The Brothers Bloom (2008)
Some viewers love this film, but it’s as if no one else knows it exists. A user complains, “People ask me, ‘Did you mean The Blues Brothers?’ No….no, I did not.” Another member mentions how they still want to confront whoever labeled it on IMDb. “I don’t care how technically right it was. That is not the end of a comedy, y’all.”
5. Sneakers (1992)
If you’ve been looking for the perfect heist movie, there’s no better time to revisit Sneakers. With a great cast and hilarious dialogue, it’s become a user’s favorite. One viewer comments about how great everything is: “That gun: great. The ports? Great. Just a great film.”
6. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
This film has been subject to much controversy and criticism. It was a staple for many at one point, though some would instead want to forget this film ever existed. “Whenever we are missing people in class or a day ahead of another class, my history teacher puts on The Gods Must be Crazy,” comments one.
7. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
A member is upset that while everybody loves the Alec Baldwin speech, they never watch the rest of the movie. This cinematic gem is not to be missed out on. One viewer was particularly impressed with how well-timed it was, while another commenter mentions how most of the movie was just dialog shot in an office or a cafe, yet it kept them hooked the whole time.
8. Legend (1985)
This film can never get old. One person shares how they just had their kids watch it, and it was surprising to see how it holds up after all these years. “Plus, I always cry when Tom Cruise apologizes to the unicorn for what happened,” they add.
9. Adaptation (2002)
According to a viewer, this film is “one of the most creative screenplays of all time and a movie that keeps unfolding layers the more you think about it in the days after watching. Good on so many levels.” Another member guesses that it doesn’t get a lot of rewatching because it stars Nicholas Cage in two roles, but “he is perfect for the roles.”
10. Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
A user thinks that this film never gained the notoriety that it deserved. It stars Anna Faris and Chris O’Dowd. For those curious, it is similar to Shaun of the Dead and The World’s End. Besides, who can say no to a film about time travel and does an excellent job at it?
11. Stardust (2007)
If you enjoyed Neil Gaiman’s novel, then you’d love this film! A user comments, “Great fantasy movie with an amazing cast.” While it may not be popular or is often glossed over, many who have watched it enjoy the whimsical experience.
12. Time Bandits (1981)
This one’s for those fond of British comedy. The movie is full of quotable moments such as this dialogue cited by a member: “‘And how long have you been a robber?’ ‘Four foot one.’ ‘Good lord! Jolly good. Four-foot one? Well, that-that-that is-is- a long time, isn’t it?'”
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